7 posts tagged as "jquery"

Updating my YouTube widget to auto load first video

A little over two years ago (wow time sure flies) I posted the details of the YouTube widget I use on my home page: Add a YouTube widget to any web site with jQuery. Recently I was persuaded to update the widget to auto load the first video and...


Add a Google Reader Shared Items widget to any site with jQuery

The final new widget for my home page to document is the “Latest Shared Feed Items” widget. This one displays the last 3 items that I’ve shared from Google Reader. I’m no longer displaying this widget but it was a custom designed plug-in (for the...


Add a Last.fm widget to any web site with jQuery

This is my next to last blog post about the new widgets on my home page. The “Lastest Music” widget pulls data from my Last.fm account. Currently I’m displaying the 12 artists/albums that I’ve listened to the most on Last.fm over the last week. It...


Create an iPhone styled slide-out Social Locator

The post iPhone look-alike on your kitchen wall on Hackaday inspired me to create a slide-out Social Locator for my site. If the iPhone interface is intuitive and recognizable enough to be used for a kitchen computer then it is probably a good...


Add a YouTube widget to any web site with jQuery

Another new addition to the home page of my blog is the “Latest Videos” widget. It pulls in the 6 most recent videos that I have tagged as favorites on YouTube. It also has the option to pull in only videos that I have uploaded, but since I rarely...


Add a Flickr widget to any web site with jQuery

One of the new additions to the home page of my blog is the “My Latest Photos” widget. It pulls in the 12 most recent pictures that I’ve uploaded to Flickr. It also gives a nice large preview of the image when you mouseover a thumbnail. Like...


Adding a Twitter Widget to any web site with jQuery

While redesigning my blog I chose to add more of a lifestream effect to the home page of the site. I also made a conscious effort use as much AJAX with jQuery as I could and was appropriate, both to improve perceived performance and just for fun....